Happy Earth Day, Google!




Happy Earth Day 2013! While you’re all being especially green today, do yourself a favor and head over to Google‘s homepage to see their interactive logo for the day. Google has presented us with a beautiful landscape that goes through the changing of the seasons. As the sun moves westward and the moon goes through it’s phases, the seasons pass, showing us different days starting with spring going slowly into summer, fall, and winter.

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Google vs. Facebook

Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search


Facebook has created a new way to search that could quite possibly dethrone the king of search engines, Google Search. Facebook Graph Search goes beyond Facebook and onto the web where it searches for specific answers instead of various links that lead to those answers. Through the help of Bing, Facebook Graph Search will find web results as well as profile specific information when searching. The idea is that people will be able to look for their friends in various places and their information from Facebook Graph Search will be more personally relevant.

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BrandYourself: Take Control of Your Online Presence


When looking for a job today, one of the most important things to remember is you are a brand. We are in a time where students and graduates are constantly competing against other peers who have the same educational skills and experience, so how do we stand out? When businesses and hiring managers are busy getting piles of resumes and emails day by day, it’s our job to make it easier for them to find our brand first.

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On my drive to Philly this morning I was listening to NPR, and learned that China has created it’s own form of Facebook, in english meaning “everybody.” The irony of the title? They were forced to create this social networking site because the Chinese government will not allow Facebook in China, with the fear that exposure to other walks of life will cause a rebellion among citizens. As a very-free American, this concept is bizarre to imagine! In addition to not permitting facebook, Google cannot exist in China because it will not limit it’s information to fit the requirements of the government. What kind of rebellion is the Chinese government afraid will happen if they are permitted to globally interact with the rest of the world? It is amazing to recognize that the Chinese government is literally forbidding KNOWLEDGE to reach it’s citizens, in fear of the POWER that will result. I am reminded once again of the privilege of being an American. Check out more about the ban on facebook and google in china here.

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